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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (72 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Wendt Narrator: George Wendt Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781442304116
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Will Rogers once said he never met a man he didn’t like. I feel the same about beer.

George Wendt and beer have shared a lot over the years: good times, great stories, useless trivia, and a successful show business career. In Drinking with George, Wendt invites readers to crack open a cold one and pull up a seat at the bar as he celebrates the indelible, intoxicating beverage and all its irresistible peculiarities. Spinning hilarious and frank tales of his own imbibing adventures—from taking a first sip of his grandfather’s Bud as a child in Chicago to a beer-fueled impromptu performance with Woody Harrelson and the U.S. Women’s Synchronized Swimming Team—he explores the vast cultural history of brews, tackles basic bar theory, and answers important questions, like:

• What’s the real difference between lager, stout, and ale?

• How do you convert your lady into a beer-lover?

• What do you do when your beer is warm and you want to drink it now?

The next-best thing to a barstool and a pint, Drinking with George is all the fun—without the hangover. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Funny, affectionate…Deftly weaving personal anecdote with beer lore, Wendt reminisces on a career built on his work playing a lush, and a personal life also largely defined by beer. Hysterical from start to finish, Wendt is also measured, humble and genuine. Stories of his time at Second City and his relationships with Woody Harrelson, Chris Farley, Farrah Fawcett and others are a goldmine for comedy fans. Wendt never strays far from his most trusted costar, beer, and aficionados will be impressed by his extensive, loving collection of trivia and history. Fans of the man, the myth, or the malt beverage will drink it up.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 6/1/2013

    " I love beer and anecdotes, so this was a great quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 8/4/2012

    " Fun book with info about his life and great beer trivia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 7/27/2012

    " A slight but interesting look at beer from Cheer's Norm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 1/15/2012

    " I found this book to be hilarious. It was a light read peppered with the occasional beer trivia. Pretty much the kind of book that you would expect from the actor who played Norm on Cheers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Damon | 4/17/2011

    " This was a very quick read, entertaining stories and a lot of cool facts about beer and what not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 3/17/2011

    " A really funny beer-themed autobiography. Perfect light summer fayre. It's interesting that both Shortlist magazine and BBC Radio 4's Food Programme have recently featured American micro-breweries and the resurgence of IPA style beers world wide. Cheers, Norm! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 6/8/2010

    " Lite, but a fun, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dwayne Keller | 5/16/2010

    " Some what amusing, a quick easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 4/23/2010

    " Relatively funny. Best thing about the book was that I was able to meet "Norm" with my little guy and he signed the book for us. Go Bears! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 11/27/2009

    " This book was just funny..Some of the stories, particularly from his young adult days had me rolling on the floor..plus I came up with a recipe or 2 for some great drinks! "

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About the Author
George Wendt is an American actor, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the classic television show Cheers.